Learning New Definitions
Learners are introduced to new vocabulary. Then they are to guess what the words mean without using a dictionary. They organize words into a graphic organizer.
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Unlocking New Words: Partner Presentations
Following extensive modeling about how to apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to learn new words, partner teams create brief word presentations to teach new vocabulary to the class. Preselect words from upcoming social studies,...
4th - 9th English Language Arts
Tuck Everlasting: Frayer Vocabulary Strategy
Part of reading literature involves learning new vocabulary words. Use a vocabulary activity based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with young learners as they work on a list of words selected from the text
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Informational Text Features and Learning Freaky Frog Vocabulary
What kind of text features help children build a strong vocabulary? According to this activity, headers, pictures, and the glossary will accomplish this task. The class uses text features such as headers to unpack new vocabulary words....
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions, Main Ideas, and Key Vocabulary about the Bullfro
As your 3rd grade class finishes reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the eighth lesson of this unit helps readers from an understanding of the very specific information on the final page of the book. As with the entire unit, students...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Clues in Sentences Investigation
Explore the variety of context clues that help us learn new meanings of unknown words! With this presentation, pupils go in depth into each type of context clue and have their knowledge tested with several small reading passages in which...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce Vocabulary: Arthur's New Puppy (Brown)
Learn new words as you read Marc Brown's story, Arthur's New Puppy. This is focused as a vocabulary-in-context activity (though this strategy could be used with any book and set of words). Introduce the new words you will focus on:...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Introduce Vocabulary: Franklin's New Friend (Bourgeois)
Franklin the turtle makes a new friend as youngsters learn vocabulary in context using Paulette Bourgeois' story (tip: this strategy can be applied to any book). Brief kids on the new words so they can raise their hands when they hear...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Quick as a Cricket Lesson Plan
Teaching young learners about similes is easy as pie with this primary grade language arts lesson. Following a class reading of the children's book, Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood, young readers learn the definition of a simile as...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circles: Getting Started
Make reading more enjoyable and interactive with literature circles! Here you'll find detailed lessons to begin the literature circle process. Ten lessons introduce each role learners take on. Literature circle roles include...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Learning New Vocabulary the Collaborative Way
Learners create a class presentation of new vocabulary words. In this vocabulary expansion lesson, students are given a new vocabulary word and use an online dictionary to define the word. Then, they create a slide via Google Docs to add...
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills